Icebergs

Before I begin this post, I just have to say there was nothing cold about the Saints winning yesterday’s NFL championship. It was a tense, heated game and I’m not even a football fan but this is my hometown team and after all New Orleans has been through, the team, the city, and the people deserve it! Superbowl, here we come…..!

Nature’s Art. These Icebergs are really beautiful and awe inspiring in that they are not man-made. Be sure to click on the video link below to see what you may find in the water….

(Text and photos uncredited from a circulated email)

STRIPED ICEBERGS

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.

Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

These pictures are available because 2008 has been the coldest winter.

Is this amazing??


Antarctica Frozen Wave Pixs – Nature is amazing!
The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice.
That’s what it is like in
Antarctica where it is the coldest weather in decades.

Water freezes the instant comes in contact with the air.

The temperature of the water is already some degrees below freezing.
Just look at how the wave froze in mid-air!!!

Beware of Leopard Seals — just have a camera with you. This is a fantastic story of a National Geographic photographer’s encounter with a gigantic Leopard Seal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxa6P73Awcg.

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